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Homeless kids stay off the streets to party at PDI

The streets can be a playground, a workplace, but also sadly, a breeding ground for future criminals. Here hungry children do whatever they can to find something to eat. Without the guidance of parents, they steal, take drugs, hurt themselves, are reviled and learn to return the insult.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Bring NBP to way it should be—De Lima

This was Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s marching orders to the newly appointed officers in charge (OIC) at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), the country’s main prison facility which last week yielded a shocking haul of contraband, from drugs, firearms and cash to sex dolls and luxury comforts.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Not so fast; acting DOH chief not a shoo-in for post

Enrique Ona may be officially out of the Department of Health (DOH), but Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin may not yet claim his office.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Vatican shines with Christmas symbols of lights, hope, love

The Christmas lights came on at the Vatican on Friday, sending out what Pope Francis described as a message of “light, hope and love” at the end of an extraordinary year for the Catholic Church.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino reminds youth: Life more than selfies . . .

Less selfies and “Clash of Clans,” and more idealism.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

OPINION

MRT woes

The sad saga of the Metro Rail Transit continues. The latest from the Hong Kong inspectors of the MRT was that the broken rails of the network spell sure disaster.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Revilla’s battle for bail

The denial of bail is a significant legal victory for the Office of the Ombudsman and for President Aquino's "daang matuwid."

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Christmas in my heart

It didn't matter what time of the year it was. I would play "Christmas in Our Hearts" in the car radio.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Defrosting US-Cuba relations

If you're a big powerful country, you can actually bury your relations with a small one you don't particularly like in the back compartment of a freezer, and forget about them.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Mary Christmas

The first Christmas was a Mary Christmas. It was poor and austere, but it was so full of love, hope and joy.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

Christmas: A time for selling, extra hiring

It’s the season to be merry and make money, too.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

In aftermath of typhoon Glenda, Gabriela is born

When typhoon Glenda smashed into Tagaytay City last July, its 150-kilometer-per-hour winds uprooted large trees, blew away roofs and tore down light-to-medium structures along its path, cutting through the premier Cavite city on the ridge around Taal Lake.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dining choices sprout in CBD

I like to think of Salcedo Village in the Central Business District as the country’s own little Manhattan. Offices and residences blend together. There’s a park in the middle. You can walk anywhere. You feel safe walking alone even in the middle of the night. And best of all, the dining scene is pretty damn good.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Ecozone investments rise to P222B

Investment commitments approved by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) rose by 5 percent to P222 billion in the first 11 months of the year as more foreign firms locates their manufacturing facilities in the country.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

PH balance of payments swung to deficit in Nov.

The country’s balance of payments (BOP), which counts all the money that enters and leaves the country, swung to a deficit in November despite the relative calm in financial markets that kept foreign investments in positive territory.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SPORTS

Painters even series with Aces

GAME 2 of the Rain or Shine-Alaska Final Four series in the PBA Philippine Cup went basically the same way as the series opener two days ago.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

No more basketball for Chot Reyes

MEDIA guests from the sports beat must have been surprised to be greeted and welcomed by Chot Reyes upon their arrival at the venue of the TV5 Christmas party last Wednesday.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Commentary,Editors' Picks,Featured Columns,In Huddle | Read More »

Beermen draw first blood, blast Texters

SAN MIGUEL Beer came out of a nine-day break with no traces of rust, making Talk ‘N Text look bad in a 109-86 victory for a 1-0 lead in their PBA Philippine Cup Final Four at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay last night.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Confident Aces shoot for 2-0 vs E-Painters

ARMED with the impression that the enemy is conquerable, Alaska guns for a commanding 2-0 lead over Rain or Shine as their Final Four series in the PBA Philippine Cup resumes today at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Texters, Beermen start semifinal duel

SAN MIGUEL Beer battles a Talk ‘N Text crew in Game 1 of their PBA Philippine Cup Final Four series today, with the Tropang Texters seeking to reprise a recent mammoth performance that got them this far.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

Soaring over a Swiss glacier –in our neon green trainers

To take a train across Switzerland—with a backpack—wasn’t exactly on our bucket list, yet that was exactly what we did last July.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

The dancing is the star in ‘Chicago’

Is it mere coincidence that “Chicago,” the Tony Award-winning musical centered on celebrity criminals, should end its 23-performance run in Manila on the same week that the country is rattled by the mind-blowing exposé that high-profile crooks in the New Bilibid Prison are living in sickening luxury?

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Edibles as emergency gifts

These DIY edible gift items are easy to assemble and can be personalized. The recipient will appreciate not just your gesture but the actual gift itself.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Super | Read More »

Assessing your child’s learning style

Is your child having a hard time paying attention to verbal lectures? Or is the little one more engrossed in highly visual lessons? Does the young learner prefer playing with shapes and building blocks rather than sitting down in math and science classes? Whichever of these is your tiny bundle of joy’s style or struggle in learning, rest assured that this is normal among kids. In fact, toddlers, and even adults, really have different styles of learning.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Age-old Italian recipes: Piadina (flatbread) and Polpette di Trippa (meatballs)

Italian cooking is never more interesting, fun and easy to learn than when taught by an expert whose name is almost synonymous with Italian cuisine in the country—chef Margarita “Gaita” Forés.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

Young stars cook up fake romance

Insiders were appalled by the behavior of Perky Starlet and Rowdy Artist.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Stars on Christmas, Part 2

In the second part of our feature on some stars’ Christmas plans, thoughts and memories, we spoke with Mark Wahlberg, whose fondest New Year wishes, we are sure, include his “bro” Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Floyd Mayweather Jr. if that fight happens in May next year. We also highlight the holiday thoughts of Katie Holmes, Naomi Watts and Hilary Swank.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Plucky portrayals boost MMFF’s fearless indies

Experience trounces enthusiasm in the Best Actress race of the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival’s New Wave category. Zsa Zsa Padilla doesn’t let the dawdling pace of Zig Dulay’s otherwise well-meaning “M. (Mother’s Maiden Name)” slow her down.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Anna Kendrick is pitch-perfect in ‘Into the Woods’

While Anna Kendrick sings in “Pitch Perfect 1 and 2” and “Into the Woods,” she said that her experience in these films couldn’t be more different. “I sang pop music in ‘Pitch Perfect,’ and that was so much fun,” said the actress in an interview at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Only In Hollywood: Stars from Baker to Cumberbatch–on Christmas

For Benedict Cumberbatch, Christmas means a rare time to pause and relax with his family. For Simon Baker, it will be a day on the beach because his holidays are usually spent back in Australia, where it’s summer at the end of the year. For Tim Burton, it used to be “The Nightmare Before Christmas”—that was how he decorated for the Yuletide season. Here, they and other celebrities share their plans, memories or thoughts about Christmas.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

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